Although we all long for those perfect teeth we see on the big screen, the truth is that most of us have some form of dental imperfection. But is anyone surprised that Hollywood is more about glamour than honesty?
Small cracks, stains, and chips are completely normal blemishes that can be easily fixed with a simple and un-intrusive cosmetic procedure. At our practice, we are proud to offer veneers to give you the smile you've always wanted.
Veneers are thin prosthetic shells, shaped and colored to match the appearance of your natural teeth and used to cover small imperfections. Since these only attach to the visible side of the enamel, they can mask the following conditions:
Most people are excellent candidates for dental veneers. So long as you have a generally healthy smile, you'll qualify for this effective cosmetic option. Here's what makes a good candidate for veneers:
If you have bruxism, that would also prevent you from receiving veneer treatment. This condition is commonly known as teeth grinding. However, there are two forms of bruxism (daytime and nighttime), and both of them require treatment before you receive veneers.
When it comes time to fasten them to your teeth, the process is straightforward and quick. First, we will use a mild chemical on the teeth receiving a veneer. This solution will rough up the enamel just enough for securer fastening.
Once the prep work is complete, we will glue each veneer to its corresponding tooth one by one. To do so, we use a particular type of bonding cement, usually made of composite resin, which won't trigger any adverse effects upon application. The result is the permanent fastening of gorgeous veneers.
Porcelain veneers are just as hardy as enamel. With proper care, you can expect a lifetime of use. Even though they're tough, eating, doing sports, and using your teeth as tools, can still damage them as it would natural teeth. Further reasons of how porcelain veneers can benefit you: